The Board had a fairly light agenda for their January 26, 2016 meeting. The Board approved the Germazing Race 5K Run/Walk for Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 9:00 am. The purchase of a new Fire Department ambulance was approved, a specialized dump truck for Public Works was authorized, and the landscaping contract was approved. The tree-service contract was approved and Genesis Therapy’s contract for senior services was extended.
An ordinance amending the local code regarding smoking in public places was expanded to include electronic cigarettes. This ordinance makes it now illegal for minors to purchase alternative nicotine products and e-cigarettes. Additionally, alternative nicotine products are now prohibited in public places, enclosed common areas or hallways of multi-unit buildings and and places of employment.
An ordinance was passed which amends certain sections of the Oak Lawn Village code pertaining to rental security deposits and minimum heating requirements. Landlords must pay an interest rate of 0.01% per year on deposits held for more than one year, assuming all conditions of the contract are complied with. When heat is provided from a common heating plant, the minimum temperature must be no less than 65 degrees averaged throughout the unit.
The collective bargaining agreement between the Village of Oak Lawn and The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150 - Crew Chiefs was approved. This agreement is effective January 1, 2015 and expires on December 31, 2018.
Mayor Bury presented three appointments for the Planning and Development Commission which were approved unanimously. Matt Egan, Vernon Zumhagen and James Pembroke will replace commissioners whose terms are expired.
Mayor Bury showed the Board the new smaller acorns that are being sold as a fundraiser for the Arts Commission Acorns on Parade project. Acorns are available for sale in Village Hall and would look very nice on a desk or shelf. For further information on purchasing an acorn please call (708) 955-9117.